We are currently looking for a one year AmeriCorps GIS Analyst to support the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement headquarters in Washington D.C. Qualifications: Recently graduated student or graduating in the spring of 2014 in the field of Geography, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science or related degree. Applicant must reside in the Washington DC area or is willing to relocate to Washington D.C. at his/her own expense (No Relocation Cost will be provided)
If you are interested in applying, send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
AmeriCorps – GIS Analyst
|Description: AmeriCorps Members can be full-time, year-round positions. All projects and allowable hours must be in support of the service indicated as part of the project/program, and must have a direct relationship to geographic information systems (GIS) and environmental stewardship. Their work needs to be meaningful and needs to include professional development and mentorship.
|Examples of OSM/AmeriCorps Projects
||Unallowable OSM/AmeriCorps Projects
- Work on Geospatial applications for Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) GIS mapping projects
- Creates and processes GIS data sets and Remote Sensing applications (Satellite imagery, Aerial Photography and LiDAR elevation data.
- Uses ArcGIS and other programs to create maps and visuals related to mining activity and environmental assessments
- Assists in AML inventory mapping, OSMRE VISTA team support and environmental restoration efforts
- Helps review environmental compliance and regulations
- Works to engage the public’s access to mining information or increasing public education regarding mining
- Creates GIS projects for AML and VISTA geospatial requests
- Providing environmental outreach to the community at large
- Participate in AML and VISTA self-development training.
- Perform any services that would not otherwise be performed by an employee
- Clerical duties/ordering and receiving supplies
- Administrative work such as making copies for others, maintaining files, providing personal assistance to other staff
- Volunteer engagement that is lacking clarity, purpose or connection
- Maintenance of administrative or IT projects and systems that don’t demonstrate an environmental benefit.